Bachelor of Arts


Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

MBU | Bachelor’s | Online – At Mary Baldwin, psychology students learn to develop and apply a scientific understanding of mind and behavior. Through hands-on research and opportunities, students develop critical thinking, analyzing, and oral communication skills — skills highly sought after in all aspects of work and life. The major prepares students for a variety of professions and graduate work.

Complete your psychology degree online.

Our psychology degree can be completed fully online through the university’s innovative Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Just like in-person classes, the Blackboard-interface program emphasizes the development of strong conceptual skills in tandem with practical applications. MBU helps you fast-track your path to a psychology degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.

Choose from in-demand areas of emphasis:  child psychology, elder care, forensic psychology, mental health, and occupational and physical therapy.

Students can pursue a BA or a BS with a major in psychology. Psychology also is available as a minor.

Career Paths

  • Psychotherapy/counseling
  • Social or community service management
  • Human resources
  • Sales/marketing
  • Arbitration/mediation

Courses & Requirements

36+ Credit Hours

Need to meet major requirements (39) plus degree requirements (126) either through MBU or transfer course work; a minimum of 36 need to be taken through MBU.

Cost & Financial Aid

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities available at Mary Baldwin University.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

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